If you couldn’t clear your schedule to be in Moab, Utah last week, don’t sweat it. We were able to get the entire scoop on the six special models that enthusiasts were drooling over at the 2011 Moab Easter Jeep® Safari, one bearing a legendary name scrawled across its hood: Renegade.
All of you who love the 1972 CJ5 Renegade will find a lot to get excited about in this new one-off effort from Jeep and Mopar—starting with the Street and Racing Team (SRT) engineered 475-horsepower, 6.4-liter HEMI® engine. Yeah, we said 475 horsepower. But the hits don’t stop there: a 6-speed manual transmission sends the power to a Dynatrac ProRock44 front axle and ProRock 60 rear axle with ARB air lockers and 4.10 gears. The new Renegade gets its rock on atop an AEV/Nth Degree 4-inch lift kit and 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials. We’ll let that sink in for a moment while you lament not being able to walk into your local Jeep® dealer and buy one…
Ok–moment over, moving on. The Renegade brings back styling cues like the bikini top and a half-door kit. Rock rails and Warn’s new 9.5 CTi series winch mounted on the front protect and assist you during your adventures (not that you’ll need any help, of course). The Katzkin interior can be found in the Mopar catalog and the black-and-gold paint is straight out of the Renegade’s glorious past. We brought the rocks, the trails and the Renegade; your turn to bring the Foghat and Zeppelin.
See you on the trails. Let’s rock.
*This post discusses off-road driving. The vehicle featured has been modified with non-standard equipment. Rock crawling and off-road driving are inherently dangerous activities. All participants in the activity assumed the risk of off-road driving. Always take proper precautions and exercise discretion before attempting off-road driving, including, without limitation, driving within your ability and experience, using appropriate harnessing devices and having proper safety gear ready.